A month of decorating, cooking, entertaining, gift giving and of course tea drinking is heading our way! No matter how much I plan and organize, this month remains a busy one.
My goal is to remember the real reason for the season and simply just enjoy being in the moment.
Today's featured teacup is Royal Albert's Flower of the Month December cup and saucer: Christmas Rose
This teacup and saucer features a Lenten rose, holly and berries. The cup shape is Montrose.
I've been wanting to collect this series for some time and purchased my first (this) one last December on ebay. Next I would like to add the June teacup to my collection since it is my birth month, but the prices are pretty high for this series. Here's a pictorial link: Royal Albert Flower of the Month Series
Royal Albert began producing this series in 1970.
Well, this December teacup needs some tea. So what better teas than holiday ones?
Thanks to Kitty (Kitty's Kozy Kitchen) because she introduced me to adagio Teas when I was looking for a quality chai. While ordering a new chai online (which I'll review later), I saw they had a holiday tea sampler (featuring gingerbread, candy cane, pumpkin spice and chestnut teas). I thought it would be a perfect gift for one of my Teacup Tales' readers. This is my first giveaway!
You can learn a bit more about these teas here. Each sample makes 8-10 cups of tea.
If you would like the opportunity to win this holiday tea sampler, please let me know in the comments section. A name will be drawn using Random Picker on Saturday, December 5. The winner will be announced on my blog and that person can email me their address. (Open only to U.S. addresses...so sorry to my Canadian & int'l readers.)
"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful."
~Norman Vincent Peale
I'm joining these parties for tea: